The first thing I could not deny when trying the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Collection was how freaking creamy the lipsticks were. Like a spoonful of chocolate mousse, the lipstick’s smooth appeal could not be denied. The first time I tried the Artist Rouge Collection was for a wedding where you always want to bring your lipstick A game. From meet and greets to dinner and dancing through the night, you gotta make sure your pout stays pretty. I chose the Rose Wood shade and with a little lip liner, it lasted well after my meal. When I headed to the bathroom, I didn’t even need to touch up. My lips were still colorful, my lipstick still creamy.
I received three colors: Taupe Violet (C502), Rose Wood (C211), and Passion Red (C404). Taupe Violet reminded me of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai’s bold purple lip at Cannes this year – definitely something I need to ease into, but I could see myself wearing for fun. And I’m always looking for a bold red. This one just looks fierce in the tube. And it certainly packs a punch on the lips.
A great lip color can be hard to find. Once I find a lipstick I love, I pretty much wear it nonstop. Rose Wood is going to be on repeat. And then maybe I’ll try mixing the other two for fun. We’ll see how long they last!
Disclosure: Influenster provided me these lipsticks complimentary in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.